Saturday, March 3, 2012

Barb - Chalk Ink Tutorial!

Hi! It's Barb again and I am back with another Tin Type project!

The last time I posted here at Quick Quotes, I showed you how to make a girly layout out of the Tin Type Line. This time, I decided to make a page for my son's scrapbook so this one is definitely more masculine!

These pictures were taken during a stop on our Spring Break Cruise in 2010 to San Juan Puerto Rico. The walls, windows and doorways of this old fort made the perfect background for photos. The Tin Type Paper Collection had the perfect colors to compliment the photos!

I love this bird! It is part of the Bag O' Chips Birds collection. I colored him by using PowderPuff Chalking Inks. I started by inking the belly of the bird with Lemonade. I then inked the rest of the bird with Blue Moon. I added some fabric accents to perch him on!

I made this banner with white muslin that I inked with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Mango Mai Tai. After the banner was assembled, I added a little Mocha Mama around the edges! I added a little denim with copper brads and my banner was complete!

Did you notice the way I matted the main photo? I layered a lot of the darker shades of Tin Type paper for this layout and I wanted something that was a lighter shade for showcasing the photo but white cardstock was too stark. Here is a little trick that I sometimes like to use!

I started by ripping a page out of a really old book. (It really doesn't matter what it says because you won't be able to read it when you are done!) I also picked out 2 coordinating colors of PowderPuff Ink Chalks.

Starting with the lighter color (I used Green with Envy) lightly ink around the edges of the page. There is no need to ink the center of the page since it will be hidden behind the photo.

Next I took the darker shade (Blue Moon) and inked the very edge of the paper applying a little more on the corners.

Once I was done inking the page, I lightly misted it with water.

I then carefully scrunched the corners and edges of the paper. During this process, your colors will start to blend together and have a much softer look. The paper will tear easily when it is wet so handle with care!

Once you have it all wrinkled up just the way you like it, it is time to flatten the paper out. This is also a great time to add a few tears and distressing marks along the edges to really give it that aged and distressed look. Allow to dry completely before adhering it to your layout.

This is the same technique I used to make the flowers on this layout. You can find the entire post Here!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Tin Type - 100, 200, 300, 400
Quote - Tin Type 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks - Amaretto, Green with Envy, Blue Moon, Mango Mai Tai, Lemonade, Biscotti, Mocha Mama
Chipboard - Bag O' Chips Birds

Other Supplies Used:
Page of book

I hope you enjoyed my tips! Have a great weekend!
Barb :)


What a beautiful page full of texture!  Did you notice the little bits of fabric?  Barb also used her PowderPuff Chalk Inks to color the muslin used here as well!

Thanks for inspiring us Barb!
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Adora Concepcion said...

i love the distressing technique and the used of powder puff chalking ink! and gorgeous layout :)

Tanya said...

Cool layout! Love it :)

Unknown said...

Loving this layout. Full of amazing detail. Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Great layout Barb! Love the chalking ink tut! I really like the denim and brads too!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The layout is wonderful. Like the page technique of chalking, misting, crumpling & tearing for a distressed look. It fits the layout so wonderfully.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

TanishaRenee said...

Amazing! I just love all of the texture!

Jessica Buffa said...

Awesome technique . . . TFS. I have a few old books that I have been wanting to incorporate into some projects...Now I know just what I want to do!